Cuddledown Life

TomAto, TomAHto

October 21, 2009 by
Photo credit: yomi955

Photo credit: yomi955

We’re in the midst of an internal debate here at Cuddledown, regarding semantics, and we’re wondering if you’d help us out.  What do you call the down/feather/synthetic-filled pouf that one puts on one’s bed to sleep under?  Is it a comforter or duvet?  Is there a reason you prefer one word over the other?  What about the decorative case that goes over said pouf – is it a comforter cover or duvet cover?  Does one sound more upscale than the other?

Your input is appreciated – the controversy is building!

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  • Reply Jon from King Duvet Set January 22, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Here in Australia, we also use the word Doona to describe the quilt.

  • Reply Judy Imanse November 9, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I always thought a duvet was what covered the comforter. The duvet’s purpose is to keep the comforter clean.

  • Reply Teri October 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Comforter is the big “fluffy” piece, and the Duvet is the cover. Some comforters are already covered permanently with a decorative fabric. Some are just plain, and require a cover (the Duvet), which is easily removed for washing (it closes with buttons, ties, zipper, or big foldover). FYI

  • Reply Jim October 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

    For me, it’s a comforter. But but the cover is a duvet or duvet cover (one in the same to me). So, I guess I’m totally confused now.

  • Reply erin October 22, 2009 at 9:50 am

    i vote comforter & comforter cover!… it’s so much more comforting, phonetic, and branded! =)

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